Let’s go fly a plane!
The Acorn Preschool have been getting very excited about airplanes this week in the Nursery. They have been writing tickets, making passports, creating pretend planes and taking it in turns to fly the children to another country for their holidays.
The children have been drawing planes, constructing planes using junk materials and also playing with the small world planes too. The children also enjoyed making hot air balloons too.
Our book of the week was a fact book about planes, which helped the children to develop their vocabulary – the words learnt included wings, wheels, tail, jet engines, pilot, airport, runway, and control tower. They also explored what taking off and landing looks like. The song of the week was ‘Down at the Airport’ in which they loved pretending to fly their own plane.
The Acorn Preschool children started the week with a visit to Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park. We had a great time going inside a Monarch plane to see what it is like inside a real plane. We dressed up and pretended to be police, fire rescue and flight attendants. The children were also lucky enough to be able to go to the flight deck and pretend to be the pilot. We then went to watch the planes landing and taking off at the runway and we were always so surprised at how easy it looks for them to lift off the ground to fly.
As the children are becoming more confident with their phonic skills, we are encouraging them to apply their skills to give lots of words, which start with the same sound – e.g. flower, fish, fat etc. We are also encouraging those children who are ready to form their own words by putting sounds together. There are lots of games which can be played to build on your child’s ability to tune in to sounds.
Also over the last couple of weeks the children have been building on their understanding of rhyme – through singing rhyming songs and playing a rhyming pairs matching game. We have had lots of cats in hats, bugs on mugs, moles in holes and bears on chairs! As we expose the children to rhyme through their experiences, they are getting the hang of rhyme needing to be words which sound the same. They have even been exploring making a nonsense rhyming word for their own names too!
Stars of the Day this week were Sebastian, Mia, Bobby-Joe and Bobby. Well done to you all!